Jason Momoa Faced Financial Struggles After Being Killed Off From Game Of Thrones
We all remember the dark moment when Khal Drogo was laid to rest in Game of Thrones Season 1. However, not only was it a dark moment for Game of Thrones fans but also for the actor, Jason Momoa.
Game of Thrones is arguably the most successful TV show of the past decade. It broke the Emmys record by earning 32 nominations for its final season, the most ever earned for a single run. And at the 2019 Emmys, GoT managed to take home the Outstanding Drama Series and won 11 more trophies.
However, even though GoT had major success throughout its run, actor Jason Momoa did not benefit much from it.
The past week, Jason revealed that his short role as Khal Drogo did not grant him the fame and fortune it later granted his other co-stars. The careers of GoT actors such as Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, Kit Harington, and Emilia Clarke skyrocketed after the show.
However, for Jason Momoa, things were very different. While speaking to InStyle, he revealed, “I mean, we were starving after Game of Thrones,” adding, “I couldn’t get work. It’s very challenging when you have babies and you’re completely in debt.”
If fans would recall, Jason’s character, Khal Drogo was killed off after he married Daenerys. And once Jason’s reign on Game of Thrones ended, it became pretty difficult for him to meet payments on his Topanga Canyon house. This is near Los Angeles where he lives with his wife, Lisa Bonet, and two kids, Lola (aged 13) and Nakoa-Wolf (aged 11).
Jason Momoa Recovers From Financial Struggles
However, Jason’s financial situation improved when he got cast as Aquaman in a series of films based on DC Comics. He played that role in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Justice League, and Aquaman.
Although he is no longer struggling financially, Jason is still learning to be a good father. Since he did not grow up with a father at home, Jason wants to be able to connect with his children.
“I didn’t know what it takes to be a dad. And I don’t want to just tell my son, ‘Because I said so.’ I really want to connect, and I want him to be vulnerable and open,” Jason shared on fatherhood.
After the hardships the Aquaman actor faced in Hollywood, Jason admits to not taking his newfound success for granted. He is next to appear in Dune alongside Timothee Chalamet and Zendaya.